In a landlocked galaxy that tunnels through our own, the Entire is a bizarre and seductive mix of long-lived, quasi-human and alien beings gathered under a sky of fire, called the "bright". A land of wonders, the Entire is sustained by monumental storm walls and an exotic, never-ending river. Over all, the elegant and cruel Tarig rule supreme.Into this rich milieu is thrust Titus Quinn, former star pilot, bereft of his beloved wife and daughter, who are assumed dead by everyone on Earth except Quinn. Believing them trapped in a parallel universe, one where he himself may have been imprisoned, he returns to the Entire without resources, language, or his memories of that former life. He is assisted by Anzi, a woman of the Chalin people, a Chinese culture copied from our own universe and transformed by the kingdom of the bright.Learning of his daughter's dreadful slavery, Quinn swears to free her. To do so, he must cross the unimaginable distances of the Entire in disguise, for the Tarig are lying in wait for him. As Quinn's memories return, he discovers why.Quinn's goal is to penetrate the heart of Tarig power to steal the key to his family's redemption. But will his daughter and wife welcome rescue?BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kay Kenyon.More
"Deft prose, high-stakes suspense and skilled, thorough world building." (Publishers Weekly)
"A splendid fantasy quest as compelling as anything by Stephen R. Donaldson, Philip Jose Farmer or, yes, J. R. R. Tolkien." (Washington Post)
"Her richest and most ambitious novel yet - fascinating and, best of all, there promises to be more to come." (Greg Bear, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author)
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